The Mayflower was a ship that was commanded and part-owned by Captain Christopher Jones who lived in Rotherhithe. In 1620, he was given permission to sail to America. Crossing the Atlantic at this time was extremely dangerous, but after a number of challenges the ship set sail on the 16th September.
The journey was at times treacherous and sickness was rife on board the ship, but eventually the voyagers reached Cape Cod. This year marks the 400th anniversary of this journey. There will be a number of events locally to celebrate this time in Rotherhithe’s history.
On Monday our year 4 children took part in Celidh music and dance workshops as part of the Mayflower celebrations. The children had great fun. We look forward to more celebrations throughout the year.